Crown Hall, Claremont McKenna College’s new residence hall, incorporates spaces for living and social interaction, provides a technology-enabled environment, and embraces sustainable design as the College’s first LEED-certified building. Sustainability drove many design decisions: its solid bearing wall construction; a thermally insulated, glazed building envelope; site orientation to maximize light; use of sun shading and day-lighting strategies; water-efficient plumbing fixtures; and drought-tolerant landscaping. Living spaces, organized around a shared living room and balcony, open to a series of courtyards. The design draws from traditional campus influences in materials, massing and landscaping, but incorporates a more modern, animated façade. It is LEED Silver certified.